Lehach Filippa Fellowship Program Announces Calls for Applications

Program Will Provide International Artists Seeking O-1 Visa Status with Immigration Legal Counsel and Services through 2017

NEW YORK, October 19, 2016 – Lehach Filippa, the leading immigration law firm for creative professionals, announces a new artist visa fellowship program that will provide up to six international artists with full access to legal counsel and services on a yearly basis.  The Lehach Filippa Fellowship Program was created to empower extraordinary and innovative creative professionals with access to exceptional legal services that they might not be able to pursue otherwise. Through the Fellowship Program, the legal team at Lehach Filippa seeks to support the free exchange of the arts, enrich the cultural fabric of the United States, and provide a voice for artists seeking positive social change through artistic mediums.

Artists working in the creative disciplines of the performing arts, music, fashion, film, photography, design, fine arts, and/or journalism who are able to demonstrate innovation and extraordinary ability in their chosen creative field are encouraged to apply. If selected, fellows will receive Lehach Filippa counsel and legal services at no cost, less the government processing fees, for the duration of the O-1 artist visa application process. Interested applicants can find eligibility requirements and instructions in the “How to Apply” section of the Lehach Filippa website.

Alejandro Filippa, founding partner of Lehach Filippa, stated, “Our vision for the company has always been, first and foremost, to empower artists and creative professionals – our clients –  with the tools and resources to operate at the highest levels in their creative field. We believe strongly in the sharing economy and what better place for an artist to share their talents than in the creative capital of the world, New York City. It is our hope that through the fellowship program that we are able to connect talented artists with new audiences and in doing so enrich the cultural fabric abroad and here at home.”

The Lehach Filippa Fellowship Program begins accepting applications today on a rolling basis all application components and instructions for the process are available at lehachfilippa.com/fellowship-program.

Please direct all questions related to the fellowship application process to fellowship@lehachfilippa.com.